1907 $20 Saint-Gaudens High Relief Wire Rim NGC PR66 – SOLD


1907 $20 Saint-Gaudens High Relief Wire Rim NGC PR66. 

Certified by NGC as Proof-66-!!

NGC Price Guide is $100,000.

NGC Census is 22 coins in 66 grade; 20 are finer.

First year of one of the most beautiful coins ever made!

One of the Top 100 Greatest U.S. Coins-!!!

Only a small number (50-100) of the estimated 11,450 coins that were produced are known to exist in Proof format.

Struck from the same collar that was used to make the ‘Extremely High Relief, which is today a multi-million dollar coin!

It was the masterpiece of two percipient imaginations, working in unison to create one of the most beautiful pieces of art the world had ever seen, and it just so happened to be on a coin.

President Theodore Roosevelt had a long love affair with ancient greek and roman coinage and, not really appreciating the aesthetic qualities of America’s coinage at the time, demanded an overhaul. He put the legendary sculptor Augustus Saint Gaudens to work.

What resulted is one of the most desirable coins of all time. A coin always in-demand with instant liquidity at any time. Approximately 11,450 coins were struck in total of the High Relief design before stacking issues and broken dies made them impractical for regular production. Of course, only a small number of those coins are known to exist in Proof!

This is a phenomenal representative that will go nicely in any portfolio or major collection of important U.S. rarities.